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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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Sunday, 3 February 2008
by Brad Storey


Mrs. Holmes Poulton, writing some time ago, said :-

"My mother, Martha Storey, told me that her father's father originally came from Troutbeck, and lived a long time at Low Ray, where his sons were chiefly brought up until they were young men. Sarah dark, our grandmother, was brought up at Lees Rigg, near Wigton, in Cumberland, where her father had a large farm many years. Mother paid a visit to her uncle and grandmother at the said farm after her own marriage to my father.

"When my mother visited her grandmother she was ninety-five years of age ; her hair was so long that she could sit upon it, and she had not then a hair that was gray. It was auburn. She died aged about ninety-six years and a half."

Colonel J. Holmes Poulton, of Brooklyn, Harrop Road, Hale, Cheshire, writing on August 11th, 1911, says:-

"Herewith I send you what information I have been able to obtain from the Misses White, of California; 'tis somewhat late and rather vague, but possibly, with what you already possess, you may arrive at something definite."

"Copy of records from our grandmother's Bible [Mrs. Martha White]:-

"Thomas White, born January 26th, 1802 ; Martha Story, born February 1st, 1807. They were married by licence at Ulverston, January 5th, 1828. The aforesaid Martha White died December 12th, 1892, at Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

"Copy of records from our mother's Bible [Mrs. George Storey White]:-

"George Storey White and Jane Storey were married October 1st, 1868, at St. Mary's Church, Lancaster.


    †Martha White, born August 13th, 1860.
    *Alice Gordon White, born August 26th, 1870.
    John Storey White, born December 4th, 1871.
    Daisy and Violet White (twin sisters), born September 5th, 1873.
    Jane White, born September 13th, 1875.
    All resided at Aspden Grove, Albermarle, Co. Virginia, U.S.A. Legal records of same at Court House, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

"Marriages of Children of the late G. S. White:-

    "1st Marriage :
    *Alice Gordon White and Charles Sumner Greene, on February 11th, 1901, at Pasadena, California, U.S.A., and have issue as follows:-
    Nathaniel Patrickson Greene, born February 13th, 1892. Bettie Storey Greene, born October 20th, 1903. Alice Sumner Greene, born March 6th, 1905.
    Thomas Gordon Greene, born February 26th, 1907.
    Urianna Cressy Greene, born August 18th, 1910.
    All at Pasadena, California, U.S.A.

    2nd Marriage:
    †Martha White and Winthrop P. Howland, on June 11th, 1907, at Pasadena, California, U.S.A. No issue to this date."